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June 29, 2010 3:28:43 AM

Hey guys,

I updated this and came up with this configuration for my new PC build, 2000 dollar budget, need to buy windows 7 too!

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz

CPU HSF, ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED

RAM, G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB

HDD, Western Digital Caviar Black I really don't want to change this

GPU, XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB

Case and PSU, Antec 1200, Antec TPQ 1000w

and an optical drive, meh :D 

PC is for gaming, gaming, and some gaming :wahoo:  and also a little video editing and web browsing. I'll get an SDD soon.. I will be playing at 1920x1080 HD and i want the 5970 because it will be future proof :wahoo:  not my first build, will be overclocking to 3.8-4 GHz on my CPU and OC my GPU to 5870 speeds. Thanks :D 

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June 29, 2010 5:09:49 AM

To be honest, if you're gaming and going to overclock then a Core i5 750 would be a better choice. Combo that with an ASUS P7P55D-E Pro and you're good to go, for $150 less. Otherwise the i7 860 would be a good choice too, the i7 930 & ASUS P6X58D-E would be another combo that you could choose, for $50 more than the Phenom II X6 combo. I'd also get the Thermalright Venomous-X for ~ $74.99.

Any reason you really don't want to change it? SATA 6.0 doesn't offer that much of a performance, in some tests, it's actually slower. You'd be better off with a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB for $35 less and most likely equal performance, possibly faster. But if you really do not want to change it, just ignore what I said.

That 1000W PSU will be overkill, unless you are planning on dual HD 5970s, in which case, never mind.
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June 29, 2010 5:12:47 AM

^ Nice to see people going with AMD for high-end...
If you ask me, for gaming, the X58 is better suited...Not that I dont like AMD on the contrary, I suggest mostly AMD PCs for a 1K budget...but if it is above 1K and will be a full fledged gaming rig, then my vote will definitely go to the i7 930...
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June 29, 2010 7:21:16 AM

Yeah, AMD's really making a comeback. :) 
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June 29, 2010 1:29:17 PM

Lmeow said:
Yeah, AMD's really making a comeback. :) 

Haha, I have had very good experience with AMD, I don't know why people were bashing on them a few years ago :D  I really wan't to stay with AMD because an overclocked 1090t is better than the lower end intel cpu's in most things, I know 1000 is overkill :ange:  I might change it to an 850 but i'm still thinking of crossfire in the future, i'll come up with that later. Reason I don't want to change the HDD, I have one already and I will put them in RAID 0. I know I should have said that :bounce: 
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June 30, 2010 12:24:30 AM

First... "She is starting to shack, She is starting to bounce". Yes... Airplane is one of the funnest movies ever behind Blazing Saddles and Caddyshack... IMO

Now on to your build...

CPU... I say stick with AMD but go with the X4 955, which out performs the X6 1090T in most games. Plus, your other activities won't be effected by the switch either.

HSF... The Zalman 9900 isn't worth the cost. I would go with the Zalman X10 or Sunbeam CCTF.

The rest of your build I'm good with (specially since you plain to run your HDD in a RAID).
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June 30, 2010 12:25:28 AM

Best answer selected by Mr Pizza.
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June 30, 2010 12:27:19 AM

tecmo34 said:
First... "She is starting to shack, She is starting to bounce". Yes... Airplane is one of the funnest movies ever behind Blazing Saddles and Caddyshack... IMO

Now on to your build...

CPU... I say stick with AMD but go with the X4 955, which out performs the X6 1090T in most games. Plus, your other activities won't be effected by the switch either.

HSF... The Zalman 9900 isn't worth the cost. I would go with the Zalman X10 or Sunbeam CCTF.

The rest of your build I'm good with (specially since you plain to run your HDD in a RAID).

Man tecmo34 you always have the best kick*** advice, here is another "Best answer" from me :D  I was looking at the x10, ill do that and i'll see if I want to go with the X4. LOL at what you first said :na: 
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